EEF 3rd. Annual General Meeting

The EEF Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity to get an update about how the Foundation is run, how it’s doing, and to ask questions you might have to the board.

Zoom Conference Call Times

Meeting A: EEF Annual General Meeting 2022 APAC / Americas Time:

    - Thursday: Nov 3rd, 2022 - 18:30 USA Pacific Time.
    - Friday: Nov 4th, 2022 - 10:30 Japanese / 02:30 CET / 01:30 UTC.

Meeting B: EEF Annual General Meeting 2022 EMEA / Americas Time:

    - Friday: Nov 4th, 2022 - 16:00 CET / 15:00 UTC / 08:00 USA Pacific Time

Members will receive an email with a link and credentials for the meetings.

Quorum Requirements

Our Bylaws Section 3.9 require a quorum of 1/3 (one third) of the eligible voting members to be present for a meeting to be deemed quorate. Since:

  1. Global distribution of the members make real-time synchronization due to time-zone awkward,

the board decided per Section 3.1 to hold the AGM electronically. In order to comply with the three subsections of Section 3.1 that require authentication of the voting members and allowing members reasonable access to the content, we will be holding the actual voting via the Wild Apricot Members portal (authentication) and two Zoom Conferences (content access) as a mechanism of interactive feedback and Q&A.

Note: since the AGM is electronic and virtual, Section 14.8 Electronic Voting rules apply. Proposed AGM Process:

  1. Electronic voting will open on Nov 3rd / 12:00am USA Pacific time / 7:00AM UTC.
  2. No specific provision will be made for proxy voting, since voting is electronic and will take place over several days.
  3. The two Zoom calls will go through the AGM content.
  4. The content of the AGM will also be posted online.
  5. Voting members are not required to attend either of the Zoom calls but are encouraged to review the meeting content in some way before voting.
  6. All voting members of record as of September 10th are entitled and encouraged to vote.
  7. The AGM voting will be open for the 14 days period after the AGM date of November 3rd.

General Purpose of any AGM

  1. Elect or affirm the board of directors.
  2. Receive information about the past year’s activities, progress, achievements and milestones.
  3. Find out about the organization’s financial health.
  4. Make changes to the corporation’s objectives or bylaws.
  5. Receive information on future directions
  6. Ask questions

Actual Agenda for the 3rd. EEF AGM

  1. Call to order and declaration of process
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Welcome and introductions
  4. Annual report presentation and adoption
  • Chair’s report
  • Committee reports
  1. Treasurer’s presentation and adoption
  • Report on Formal 990-EZ Filing
  • Income and Expense to date
  1. Special Resolutions presentation, motion and voting
  2. New Business / General Questions
  3. Announcements, Upcoming Events
  4. Motion to adjourn (only for the Zoom meeting but not the actual voting)